Originally Posted by BelgoSuisse
when you overlimp, the only way you'll win money is when you connect to the flop heavily and some villain also does.
When there's that many villains, and it doesn't take much for them to stack off, and they have full stacks, its pretty profitable.
Villain called with 34 in that hand. Villains consistently don't know the difference between stacking off in raised pots vs. limped ones. And if they're used to stacking off with top pair type hands, is it better to play a raised pot, or a limped one?
I personally have started limping a lot more. Its worth the -1BB investment to see a flop with multiple fish with a ton of money behind. Plus, really how much is villain thinking about your hand? Yeah, sure if like 2 thinking players limp, we can go ahead and raise. But for the most part, we're playing against fish, and they rarely even realize you have cards too.